Some Etiquette Tips, Courtesy of Bolted
by Meg Benjamin
Bolted, the second book of the Promise Harbor Wedding quartet, features the kind of wedding most of us would prefer not to have. But you can always pick up a few tips, even from the worst disasters. So here are some etiquette suggestions for the wedding and the aftermath.
• Don’t let the bridesmaid with the Gone With the Wind fetish pick out the bridesmaid dresses unless you’re really fond of crinoline yourself
• Make sure you know proper bridesmaid behavior: is the matron of honor responsible for catching the bride if she faints or is that up to the groom (or possibly the bride’s other Significant Other)?
• Collect all cell phones and cameras as guests enter the church, otherwise you may find the most embarrassing moments of your wedding on YouTube before you know it.
• Don’t neglect to tell your mother your own marital status, even if she’s busily planning your brother’s wedding. She won’t appreciate hearing about the divorce from your ex-husband.
• If you decide to take a quick vacation, it’s a good idea to bring along a change of clothes, especially if you’re wearing the Crinolines From Hell. Otherwise, you may find yourself short on underwear (which may or may not be a problem depending on your companion).
• If you’re caught in an archaeological dig and are rescued by a strange woman in a Gone With the Wind costume, it’s considered bad form to stare down her dress, no matter how nice the view.
• If your former spouse shows up unannounced, it does not obligate you to curtail your romantic activities, even if he disapproves.
• While long engagements have their place, so does love at first sight, provided the attraction is mutual and smokin’.
• No matter how dire things may seem, there’s always the possibility for HEA.
Bolted by Meg Benjamin
Book #2 in the Promise Harbor Wedding series
Sometimes you have to get lost before you can find yourself.
Greta Brewster McBain in a bind. Two, if she’s really counting. First there’s the can-barely-breathe, bridesmaid’s dress from hell. Second, the stranger who just carried her “perfect” brother’s fiancée out the church door has made it impossible to tell her own mother about her own divorce.
Rather than confirm her reputation as the family screw-up, Greta takes a drive to clear her head.
Trapped in a hole and unable to reach his cell phone, Hank Mitchell is resigned to becoming a permanent part of his own archeological dig when help arrives—in the form of a woman who looks like a Gone With The Wind refugee. Behind the ruffles and lace, though, is something he appreciates: a woman who isn’t afraid of a little dirt.
Their instant connection draws Greta into the eccentric world of the Hotel Grand, where she impulsively trades her hoopskirts for an apron. Soon things are getting hot, not only in the hotel kitchen, but in Hank’s arms...
Warning: Contains hot moonlit sex, a melancholy turtle, two wisecracking seniors, and the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress.
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